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Side view of two chocolate sundaes in tall sundae glasses, with chocolate fudge sauce, chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, chopped nuts and chocolate and vanilla circular tube wafers, on a grey background, surrounded by chocolate pieces, chocolate chips and some chopped nuts.

Chocolate sundae

Author: Sarah Brooks
This chocolate sundae is made with a rich, decadent homemade chocolate fudge sauce, no churn chocolate ice cream and all the delicious trimmings.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Austalian
Servings 2 sundaes
Calories 1401 kcal


  • Immerson blender
  • Two sundae glasses


  • 6 scoops chocolate ice cream, home made or store brought
  • cup whipped cream
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts
  • 4 chocolate wafers

Chocolate fudge sauce

  • 1 cup (250mls) thickened cream *or whipping or heavy whipping cream
  • 5.2oz (150gms) semi sweet chocolate (45% coco solids)
  • 1 tablespoon (6gms) coco powder
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • ½ cup (120gms) tightly packed brown sugar *or light brown sugar


  • Make the chocolate fudge sauce first, then you can assemble your sundaes

Chocolate fudge sauce

  • Chop up the chocolate into small pieces.
  • Add cream and chocolate to a small saucepan and put on a low heat.
  • Sift in cocoa powder and add golden syrup.
  • Mix very well to incorporate all the cocoa powder and melted chocolate. If you are having trouble getting out all the cocoa lumps you can blitz it briefly and very carefully with an immersion blender.
  • Add brown sugar, vanilla essence and butter.
  • Cook on low, stirring frequently untill sauce starts to thicken and is smooth and glossy.
  • To test if the sauce is ready put a small spoonful into a small bowl and put in the freezer for a couple of minutes. If the sauce is nice and thick its done, other wise continue to cook for a bit longer.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to an heatproof container and either use immediatly or store in an airtight container in the fridge untill needed.

To make the chocolate sundae

  • Once you take the ice cream out of the freezer it will start to melt, so you will need to work quickly.
  • Take two sundae glasses and use a spoon to swirl some chocolate fudge sauce around the glasses. If the sauce is to thick to spread/pour you can microwave it Very briefly for about five seconds to loosen it up.
  • Add three scoops (or more) of chocolate ice cream to each glass.
  • To ice cream with more chocoate sauce.
  • Top with whipped cream. Top with more chocolate sauce.
  • Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  • Finally add the chocolate wafers.
  • Serve immedatly and enjoy you decadent chocolate sundaes!


I use my own no churn chocolate ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce in this recipe.
You could use store brought ice cream and sauce instead if you prefer.
I use chopped peanuts but you can you whatever type of nut you like or leave them out.  


Calories: 1401kcalCarbohydrates: 154gProtein: 16gFat: 85gSaturated Fat: 49gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 287mgPotassium: 861mgFiber: 5gSugar: 136gVitamin A: 2705IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 381mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: Chocolate, chocolate fudge sauce, chocolate sauce, chocolate sundae
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